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. rain and heavy winds sweep through the bay area. >> and that stormy weather tracking through the bay area. i will show you what is going oncoming up. >> and the online petition launched by a bay area man in response to the nra's controversial plan to curb gun violence. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. >> good morning. welcome. it's saturday december 22nd. > pretty wild wake up call. let's get to rosemary and a quick look at what is happening
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outside. >> first we have allie who is standing by. >> told you it was a wild wake up call. what's happening? >> reporter: we have been out in the road since 4:30 and the rain hasn't let up. we are on cast ovally and redwood. we haven't seen drivers having a problem. the weather has caused problems on the road throughout the bay area. on 880 southbound, the driver of this truck crashed and ended up on its side. the driver said that the strong wind and rain caused him to loose control of the truck. on 580 the driver of this vehicle fled the scene of the crash after the car hit a tree. it happened during the heavy rainfall early this morning though chp doesn't know if
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weather was the only factor. for other drivers out in the roads, trying to get to their destination the stormy weather created an inconvenient mess. >> especially if you are trying to travel during the holidays. it feels scary, dark, dangerous, wet, windy, that is aboutt. i hope it's over soon. >> reporter: unfortunately its not supposed to end soon. at least not before the weekend is over. you will hear from rosemary in a little bit and she will explain how long the weather will last. i have a feeling you should keep the umbrella and rain coat handy throughout the weekend. live in castro. >> and the rain is causing problems in other parts of the bay area. in marin highway 1 is blocked by a fallen tree and downed power line. the road has been shut down since three and crews aren't sure when it is going to reopen.
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a woman had a very close call. a massive tree came crashing down on her carport. she said she was about to get into her car when the tree fell barely missing her. fortunately she wasn't hurt. >> chp said it's responding to dozen of accidents right now just as it did during the evening rush hour last night in the north bay. . of them weather related. they say many are driving to fast during this new set of storms. >> a lot more crazy drivers on the road. >> you noticed that? >> yes. >> they also said they are seeing a high number of distracted drivers using their phones. >> the wet weather is impacting holiday travel at airports. we just got off the phone with the airport and the duty manager said there is no significant delays right now but high winds are expected to delay arriving flights later this morning. yesterday some passengers saw
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delays of as much as two hours. more than a hundred flights were canceled. >> we are taking off and landing about 180-degrees different than how we normally do and that adds to the delay. >> if you need to head to the airport today give yourself extra time. two million people are expected to pass through sfo during this holiday travel season. the san jose airport is expected to be packed with holiday travelers, the travel is up 3% compared to last year. there are no significant delays this morning to report at either of the san jose or oakland airport. >> the second stole woke me up around two and it's slipping into the south i noticed. >> and i think it woke up a lot of people. noisy. the wind. >> thunder. >> lightning, heavy rain at times. hard to escape the wind. we have another round of gusty conditions, up over the hills to about 50 miles an hour. sfo reporting 30 miles an hour
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this morning. yesterday sfo reached about 43 with the gusts. giving you a look over oakland. we have overcast sykes, gray conditions and the rain continues to fall. there will be a break-in time for your holiday shopping this afternoon. take a look at storm tracker 2. this is about two hours. two hours ago to now you can see some of that heavier rain that came through the area now starting to push off to the south and east. isolated thunderstorms have been reported at times including areas in san jose just in the last half hour or so. you can see we have good rainfalling over parts of the peninsula, half moon bay, moving in to areas around san mateo. you will see this move across the bay. light rain over san jose. we have pretty good rainfalling over areas along the east bay. you can see over the hills into san ramone, 580 and 680 you can see the stretch, making the
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round to danville and dublin as well as san ramone. light rain, we have light to moderate in richmond, along i- 80. it's a dangerous ride up the hill. it'll be a dangerous ride, you will need chains if you are going to the sierra. we have scattered source n will continue to move south and east. through the morning hours we will watch this as it starts to push out of the area leaving us with scattered showers for the second half of the morning and into afternoon. the winds 16 miles an hour. 16 at sfo. these are sustained winds, these are some of the gusts i picked up. 50 mount diablo. 25 over the oakland hills. here is the center of the storm. this is the low that continues to send us the waves. this is round two. it another round on sunday. the entire weekend will be pretty wet. take a look. it's this morning. you can notice how we are
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starting to see this shift by nine or so we have another line but we are seeing breaks, maybe some sun for your afternoon. we have scattered showers in the forecast. your evening if you have a holiday party bring the umbrella because we aren't done but the steady rain will be out of the way. anywhere from half inch to areas along the central and south bay. high surf advisory remains along the coastline from sonoma down to monterey and the winter storm warning remains for the sierra. temperature wise, a lot like what we felt yesterday. afternoon highs for today. a cool one. low to mid50s. a lot like yesterday with showers for the entire afternoon. your extended forecast here in to the weekend. tomorrow another round of rain will arrive early and it'll stay most the day. we get a break on christmas eve but the chance for rain again  on christmas day. >> a san rafael resident was
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displaced by a fire last night. a neighbor saw flames around 1:00. the 90-year-old inside was able to felt out safely. firefighters say they put out the fire pretty quickly and inside they say they found that the smoke detector in the home wasn't working because of a dead battery. the cause of that fire is still under investigation. >> police in emoryville are investigating an overnight homicide. the victim was shot and killed at 65th and hollis just before ten. it all happened outside a parked car. one of the cars doors was open and it's window appeared to have been shot out. we have calls in to police for more information on the victim and shooting. >> a woman has died from thursday night's hit and run crash at twin peaks. her son is mourning her loss. he spoke to us about losing his mother. he said he took her and his two friends to twin peak to see the
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view. then a car sped toward them as they walked down the road. >> a pair of headlights in front of me. i jumped over the wall. after i stand up i can't find my mom. she is gone. >> his mother and friends fell over a wall and 30 feet down a hill. his friends are at hospital. police arrested a female driver two male passengers a short distance away. the drive driver is in jail. >> the last of the funerals for the victims of the connecticut school shooting will be held today. five were held yesterday. after a service for dilan hockly his 8-year-old brother released balloons. families also said good-bye to
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grace mcdonald and four others. meantime we are hearing new details about the gunman. former classmates said he wore the same clothes every day and rarely spoke. he once give a presentation through a computer instead of speaking and a former classmate said he enjoyed playing a violent video game and liked using a military style assault rifle in the game, the same type of gun he used to shoot his victims at sandy hook. >> i a man is using the internet to counter the nra's controversiall plan to stop gun violence. the leadership said it wants armed officers at every united states school. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: the 31-year-old facebook engineer has a different idea. he is behind a petition on change.org asking the cdc to
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research gun violence. >> there are about 30,000 people in america who die every year from gun violence which is the same number who die from car crashes. the cdc spends a lot of honey and time researching car crashes and barely look at guns. >> reporter: he said the nra lobbied lawmakers to cut funding outlaw research on gun control in the 09's. the nra said its hoping to get armed police in all schools by the end of winter break. we have continuing coverage of the nra's proposal and the national gun debate at 7:15 a first of it's kind buy back program proposed here in the bay area. at 7:30, the bay area schools that already have armed guards on campus and what it costs to have them. >> a san francisco church is scheduled to give away thousands of free toys today to children in need. they have almost 8,000 toys and will give them out at an event partly sponsored by the san
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francisco giants. you are looking at video of last year's event. it's scheduled to start at nine. >> the deadline approaching and still no deal on the table. when the president said he will be back in washington to deal with the impending fiscal cliff. >> and the cia speaking out about a movie showing the death of bin laden. what the acting director told employees in a memo act that film. >> a live look at the approach to the wet bay bridge toll plaza. chp responding to a lot of spin outs on this saturday morning. time 7:12, you are watching mornings on 2. well, well, well.
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. good morning. isn't that a gloomy look over bay point? we have gray skies. scattered four showers for the
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afternoon. >> president obama and the first lady wished everybody a happy holiday and to thank everybody for the kindness they are showing to people in need. >> this year i know many of you are extending that kindness to the family who are still picking up the pieces hurricane sandy and extending your prayers to the people of connecticut. >> the first family is spending this holiday in hawaii. this is new video of them arriving at the air force base from overnight. the president said he will be back in washington next week to deal with the budget but he is not the only one leaving town. republicans and democrats, senators and representatives all headed home for the holidays before reaching any agreement on ways to avoid end of the year tax hikes and budget cuts. the house speaker used the gop weekly address to say republicans will maintain their focus on reaching a deal. >> i have challenged the members of our party to grapple with these issues, to make choices and we are willing to
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because washington has a serious spending problem. this was the year of the size our debt, all 16 trillon dollars of it passed the size of our economy. it's a grim milestone. >> both sides continue to blame the other for not compromising. with no agreement the budget cuts and tax hikes will go into effect january 1st. >> it's more likely than ever that eastern and gulfports will be shut down by a strike. nearly 15,000 dock workers at ports from boston to houston are ready to walk off the job. they say negotiations are still possible but no new talks are scheduled. shippers and retailers are pleading the union and cargo carriers to get back to talks. >> this morning police in pennsylvania are trying to determine were a man -- why a man shot and killed three people before dieing in a gun fight with police. it happened in frankstown township. authorities say it appears
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they all happened at different locations. one woman was found dead inside a church, a man in a home and another after getting in to a car accident with the suspect. >> we have seized weapons, we will be exploring ownership of those weapons, how they were got, when, we will look at which of those weapons was use at which crime scene. >> three troopers were also hurt. one of them was shot twice in the chest but survived because he was wearing a bullet proof vest. >> marin county wants to get violent video games out of homes and guns off the street this are holding a gun buy back and the district attorney said police agencies will also buy back violent video games. he sees it as a way to reduce violence. >> we don't need that kind of
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carnage. >> reporter: this repeats the sentiments of the nra who denounced violent video games. mental health experts don't agree on in video game violence increases real life violence. multiple studies have failed to show a link. people in san diego traded guns for gift cards through their police department's buy back program. hundreds of gun owners turned in firearms and ammunition yesterday. no questions asked. if exchange they got 50-dollar gift cards for rifles and shot guns and 100-dollar cards for assault weapons. one woman turned in her rifle because of koon connecticut. >> when you think of those children and what could possibly happen you want to be a part of getting the guns off the streets. >> assault rifles similar to the ones used were turned in. the guns will be destroyed.
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san diego county's da plans to hold more events over the next few months. >> a marine veteran has been freed from a mexican prison after bringing a gun across the border. the 27 -year-old john hammer was returned to the united states and is back with his family. he was arrested and jailed in august after trying to declare an antique. officials say they rarely allow foreigners to bring in guns. the family and friends say they are just happy to have him home. >> this is a wonderful day for all of us, this is beyond christmas present that any of us have prayed for. >> mexico released him when they determined he didn't intend to commit a crime. he is now with his father driving texas to his home in florida. it's a long trip but they should be home in time for christmas. >> the cia is now speaking out about a movie that shows the raid that killed bin laden. the acting director of the cia
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sent out a statement yesterday saying that the movie is not accurate. the cia, pentagon and senators have all been critical of scene that show hard interrogation techniques of suspected terrorists. they say information gained by torture did not lead to the capture and killing of bin laden. >> it's official now. mickey mouse is darth vader's boss. the deal is done. disney paid $4 billion in cash and stocks for the production company. sky walker sound, special effects company, industrial light and magic as well as video game maker lucas arts. >> anyone who loves to spend time at san francisco -- will want to make a visit. the museum is moving to pier15. the last day is going to be in it's current location on lion street will be january 2nd. it does as you may imagine take
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a lot of time to relocate so many exhibits so it'll not reopen in its new home until april 17th. and it's already a happy holiday season for the oakland zoo, a donor gave them a million dollars. there are no restrictions on it. zoo executives call it is greatist gift they have ever received. it's especially welcome after last month's election when voters rejected a parcel tax to help support the zoo. >> the owner of the a's is asking to stay in the city for another five-years. he sent a letter to the stadium authority asking to extend the team's lease which expires after next season. it acknowledges that the team is still looking for a new venue but hasn't found anything that they deem realistic. they have been waiting nearly four years to have baseball approve a move to san jose but the giants claim territorial
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rights. the mayor has pledged to work with the a's to get a fair lease extension. >> winter storms caution power outages and messy roads in the midwest. want to tell you about the work underway. >> and packer fans pitch in by digging in. the effort to get the field ready for tomorrow's game. >> the second in our series of storms is marching through the bay area. what you can expect for saturday coming up.
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. you can hear that wind blowing, parts of ohio wake up in the dark after winds knocked out power. utility crews working to get the lights back on but some drivers had to navigate that evening drive in the dark. a light dusting of snow also fell overnight adding to the cold conditions. in michigan a winter storm caused havoc on the roads, crashes were reported all effort detroit area including
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several that involved police cars. more than 19 inches of snow fell in some parts of michigan thursday and friday knocking out power to at least 142,000 homes and businesses. >> in wisconsin, green bay packer fans grabbed shovels to help clean up the field after a major snowstorm there. more than a foot of snow needed to be cleared. for years they have asked fans to come help shovel during massive blizzards. yesterday some lined up for more than four hours before the project was scheduled to start. those who did get a shovel got paid ten dollars an hour. >> without these people helping we couldn't dot. we have 650 people right now. we have 13 people on our staff just supervisorring it. we are moving a lot of snow. we couldn't do it without the public. >> and because of the fan effort the field is ready to go for tomorrow's game when the packers host the titans. >> hopefully they get to go
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watch the game. we talked about how the storm woke us up over night. it was booming. it's still booming. we see allie just enduring that wind and rain. how long will it last? >> it's a morning event. we will actually see breaks in the rain. few scattered showers, we aren't done completely but this is the worst of it for round wolf giving you a look at storm tracker 2. you can seat time l aps e. if it woke you up this is why. it'll eventually head in to the sierra. we are continuing to see just a few light showers but over the hills we are picking up more moderate rain. in and around redwood, wood side you may becoming in to some moderate rain in the next 15 to 20 minutes or so. off to the east bay we continue right around san ramone, danville into dublin. we have this line of moderate rain that will stretch into the area in the next 15 to 20 minutes. this system is continuing
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southeast. light to moderate rain. the winds are starting to die down. this will shift south and east. you can see north of santa rosa. plenty of light rain. behind it, areas in clear lake, lake county starting to see a break. we will see that breakthrough the morning. you see the central valley getting dumped on. snow levels around 5,000 feet. right about blue canyon. this is moving up the hill. if you do plan to travel to the sierra, take it easy. we have that advisory still in place. the winter storm warning and you can expect white out conditions airtimes. through the morning we will see caret -- scattered showers through the second half of the day. the next round will be with us through sunset. monday, christmas eve is a dry
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one but by tuesday afternoon, christmas evening, a next system brings us the possibility of more rain. there is the extended forecast. temperatures this morning a lot like yesterday morning with in a few degrees. we will hold on to the numbers in the afternoon. scattered showers this afternoon. more rain for tomorrow and then the next chance will come by christmas night. >> thank you. the nra has made its statement. it's calling for armed guards at schools but in some schools here in the bay area that's already the normal. the district that have them and how much it costs. >> the rain has not let up since the overnight. we will show you some of the condition cans driver has to deal with.
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. it's a gloomy look outside. a wet and windy start to the holiday weekend. we are watching a series of storms as they move through the bay area. good morning. welcome back. >> good morning. stormy weather, even a little thunder and lightning has created quite a mess on the roadways. allie is live in castro valley with a look at what drivers are doing. the crashes police have responded to. >> reporter: conditions are good for drivers. it's not raining hard at all. it was a different story here about an hour ago. you could call it a downpour.
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the intersection is castro valley and redwood road. you will still need the umbrella. we have seen a few people walking. in oakland, near the airport earlier this morning when it was still dark out drivers had the wind shield wipers going as they went through rain soaked streets. in san leandro, water pooled up in the parking lot. there were a lot of puddles, not crazy or dangerous but it was inconvenient for drivers as rain continued to come down. the wind and heavy rain caused big problems for drivers earlier this morning though on the 880 southbound. a driver flipped his truck on its side, happened on the broadway on-ramp. he wasn't hurt and the box truck wasn't carrying any cargo but he said it was the wind and heavy rain that cause him to loose control of the vehicle. for drivers and other people who couldn't avoid being in the rain this weather they say is a big inconvenience. >> i got christmas shopping
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done but i have to work. i'm an emt. >> i don't like it i never did like the rain. i -- i'm healthier in the summer. >> reporter: now again no problems out here in castro valley. the rain has let up and as you heard rosemary say there is supposed to be breaks in the weather. we are getting word of a off ramp on the southbound pleasant hill road -- the on-ramp on southbound pleasant hill road onto eastbound 24, that is closed because of flooding in the area and the chp has called caltrans out to help them get that situation figured out. pleasant valley road onto westbound 24. >> happening now a mudslide blocking highway 128 in napa county. both directions of state highway 128 are blocked near rag canyon road. there is no estimate on when that will reopen in that area.
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flooding also closed highway 1 yesterday. you can see a truck was stranded in the rushing water. the roadway reopened last night. mountain view drive in lafayette has reopened after it was shut down because of a sink hole. crews feared it would take months to repair the damage from heavy rain earlier this month but after nine days of around the clock work the road was ready to reopen yesterday. a sink hole 15 feet deep opened in that road when a pipe became clogged with debris from the storm drain there on december 2nd. >> we have been watching the chp log for you this morning and lots of little spin outs and problems on the roadway. expect maybe if the mall is any indication, i was there yesterday. a lot of people will be headed out. >> we will be there. >> i say go in the afternoon. if you can hold off i would. we have a lot of ponding,
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breezy conditions but still a little hectic and will continue to lighten up and improve as we progress through the morning. a live look there. you have the city back in the distance. tough to see out there. visibility is low. we have thick clouds out there. the rain still coming down. damaging winds, we have trees down, power lines. i put the time l aps e. you can seet. it probably woke you up. it goes right through bringing thunderstorms and heavy rain and the gusts from sfo to half moon bay, up to about 30 miles an hour. mount diablo gusting to 50 and pretty good winds over the oakland hills as well. as we get in just a little closer redwood, wood side seeing light to moderate rain. crossing across the san mateo bridge. you may find pretty hectic conditions as we move in along 680 to the east basement san
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ramone seeing light to moderate rain into vallejo, along i-840. it's a tough drive. it's extremely tough. be very careful if you are going to the sierra. into santa rosa, take a look at the north bay. still experiencing light rain. look north of santa rosa. we eventually will begin to see them. scattered showers in the forecast meaning periods of rain but also periods where we are dry for your saturday afternoon. the winds really picking up but now starting to relax. the gusty conditions come along with the front. now that's starting to move south. the winds are starting to die down. sfo still reporting 16 miles an hour. if we go over to the sierra i will give you a look at what's happening there. the snow level right about 5,000 feet. right at blue canyon. you can expect chains action the entire weekend. this is the second in three storms, one yesterday, one today, one tomorrow.
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this is when we expect the heaviest rain this morning for today and then tomorrow, it's going to be the all day event. between ten and three is when the heaviest rain will fall. i see rain continuing into about sunset. here is a look at the extended forecast. temperatures will stay similar to what we had yes. low 50s right now. 50s in the afternoon. more of the same on sunday. we get one break on christmas eve, the next chance of rain on christmas night. back to you. >> some parts of the sierra will get a lot of snow. some could get up to five now feet. all that great news for skiers but look at those roadways. you can see the caltrans road crews trying to clear that up for us this morning. not a lot of traffic on the road right now and that's probably a good thing. as rosemary said chains. all vehicles from one mile east
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-- be are going to need to put on the chains. here is a look at what drivers were dealingw. the snow caught many by surprise causing them to pull over and chain on up. the chp responded to multiple spin outs and white out conditions that forced the highway to close for a time. >> lot of wrecks, lot of traffic jams, hard to get anywhere. >> despite the high number of spin outs, no serious injuries reported. the crashes are a reminder of the need to increase your following distance. >> a 71-year-old died at squaw valley resort. the skier hit a tree. the run opened thursday for the first time this season. this is video of conditions at the valley at the time of the accident. you can see visibility pretty low. we were told the skier was wearing a helmet but so far his name hasn't been released. >> new, a plane has landed
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safely at philadelphia international airport after making an emergency landing due to smoke. it was detected shortly after takeoff and the pilot returned to the airport. passengers deplaned while the crew searched but the source wasn't found. the flight was healed to cleveland. >> police in california say they have arrested a teen for planning a school shooting. the teen allegedly plotted to shoot staff and a classroom of students. the boy eluded to his plans as police investigated him for pulling a knife on his parents on sunday. the fbi said its searching his computer for evidence. a 14-year-old was arrested on thursday for a similar alleged plot in visalia and tulare county. the school district said he threatened to shoot up mount whitney high school. investigators believe it was part of a gang initiatation. he is being charged with making
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terrorist threats and gang enhancement. the schools have increased security. >> the nra has called for armed guards in every school but many districts say those officers are already there. oakland, san francisco, san jose all have armed police. it costs about $5 million for 20 armed officers and 80 site supervisors. >> we have taken the approach but it's at a cost. it comes at a steep cost. when you talk about loss of supporting programs through music, the arts. >> the officials say they couldn't pay to expand the security program to all 50 schools. >> instead of paying armed officers, some people think teachers should be the one with the guns. a store in little rock arkansas is now offering free gun training classes to teachers.
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more than 50 people have signed up. teachers aren't allowed to have guns on campus but in arkansas lawmakers is considering a bill to let them. >> a 22-year-old is now facing charges in connection with a deadly home invasion robbery at a mansion. raven dixon was arrested on tuesday on suspicious of conspiracy to commit murder with a gang enhancement. a businessman was found dead and his wife was beaten at their home on november 30th. police say they believe the robbery was not random and that a suspect or suspects may have had some kind of connection to the victims. >> a fast moving fire destroyed an apartment and damaged three others in redwood. it starts yesterday afternoon in a six unit building on laurel. by the time firefighters arrived everybody had evacuated. the cause is under investigation movement
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christmas tree decorations blamed for a fire that gutted a home in sacramento. this is video of the aftermath of that fire. firefighters say some rights on a tree exploded, starting the flames. nobody inside was hurt but the house was completely destroyed. >> san francisco's muni system scaling back its holiday schedule. it said buses will start later and run less frequently, before, during and after christmas. they said it's making the changes to cut costs during a time when there is not as much traffic . >> a pardonon from the pope. what the vatican said it'll do for the butler who stole documents belonging to the pope. >> and three in jail for a deadly home explosion. >> first a live look outside. there is the bridge. all wet on this saturday morning. chp responding to a number of accidents and flooding in
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certain lanes on interstates on the bay area. if you are going out two hands on the wheel. you are watching mornings on 2 ño
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. good morning. live look there over the bay. wet windy weather continues this morning improving weather expected for the afternoon. >> the super yacht built for steve jobs has been impounded in amsterdam because of a dispute over an unpaid bill to the yacht's designer. he said he still needs to be paid 3 million for his work on venus so it'll stay in the port
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pending payment by lawyers representing job's estate. >> the pope has pardoned the former butler who stole his former documents. he was sentenced to 18 months in jail. he said he did it to expose evil and corruption in the vatican. the pope forgave him in person today. the vatican said it would find him a new job and a new home. >> analysts are watching closely to see who will run for john kerry's senate seat if he is confirmed as secretary of state. the president announced the nomination yesterday and. analysts say scott brown a republican is likely to run. he lost his seat two elizabeth warren. there is no clear front runner for democrats but several house representatives expected to bid. >> a ban on a count verse a therapy designed to make gay teens straight has been
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blocked. it was supposed to be outlawed on january 1st but an appeals court in san francisco temporarily blocked it. they said it should get a full hearing. supporters say it helps patients have normal lives while others say it's dangerous. >> deputies believe a woman and her ex-boyfriend hid his father's body for two years to keep receiving pension benefits. the body was found on december 2nd in the backyard of an apartment complex. deputies arrested the son and his ex-girlfriend earlier this week but they have been released. the da hasn't filed charges. a man accused of assaulting his patients and preforming illegal procedures has been ordered to stand trial. the 49-year-old carlos guzman garza didn't have a medical license. some of his patients also say
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they were sexually assaulted. he faces up to 30 years in jail if convicted. >> here is an alternative to a high speed chase. a no speed chase. the chp stopped all traffic on the northbound lanes of the 110 freeway to catch robbers. know thousand they were there because the credit union they robbed put a tracking device with the stolen cash. they went car to car until they found the device and arrested the suspects. >> three people are now charged with murder in connection with a deadly explosion at an indianapolis home last month. authorities say a man and woman who lived in the home along with another family member did it to collect insurance money. investigators say evidence prove that someone damaged the gas line which then sparked the explosion. >> we as a public safety community can do and must do is devote our best effort arrests to see that justice is done on
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behalf of such innocent victims. >> authorities say they also found evidence that photographs and financial records were moved from the home before the explosion. the blast destroyed five homes and damaged 90 more. two people died. >> a judge gave film approval to bp's settlement to people and businesses that lost money because of the massive oil spill. they have estimated it'll pay $7.8 billion to cover economic and medical claims by 100,000 businesses and individuals. the agreement has no cap. the company could end up paying more. both sides say they are relieved the process won't dragon for decades. >> an army soldier is home after a surprise reunion with his family at the airport. he arrived in portland late thursday night. there you see him back with his wife. she thought she was picking up another relative. he has been deployed for seven
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months. >> once we got state side it went crazy. i was sprinting across airports because flights were late and they were saying i wouldn't make it, i was jumping over railings, there was nothing that was going to keep me from my wife. >> he also -- now gets to spend time with his 1-year-old daughter who he wasn't seen since she was three months old. >> firefighters will be preparing for man 800 bags of grocery this is weekend for the elderly. authorities say the bags will be filled with chicken, fruit and vegetables and canned goods. they expect to gather at the berkeley fire station on berkeleyway beginning at 8:30. >> a san francisco beauty school gave a gift to a group of mothers who lost their children to violence. >> i have not had my nails done in years. >> more than 20 women from the support group were treated at the beauty school yesterday. the mothers say being treated
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once in a while helps them cope. >> need soothing for all this negative and stress. >> we thought this was a wonderful way to take a moment from mourning moms to enjoy something personal. >> and the mothers say while the holidays aren't as happy as they once were days like yesterday give them a reason to smile. >> random kindness continues to be noticed across the country. in minnesota a coffee shop customer picked up the tab for others in line. he said he would pay for the next $200 worth of coffee and treats. workers say they were surprised by that and so were other customers. >> people were shocked. they were like, like what? then they started putting in their money. >> other examples include a tampa bay driver who paid tolls for 26 cars behind him on the
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sunshine skyway bridge and the woman who paid off lay aways at a k-mart. ann currie may have sparked the trend when she tweeted they wanted to preform one act of kindness in honor of the victims of the connecticut shooting victims. >> i like that story. time is running out for last minute shoppers. the stores that say they are going to stay open around the clock. >> and giants closer romo making a special visit to to thes troops. >> this morning's storm will depart for your afternoon. it won't last very long. we will take a look at what you can expect for the rest of the weekend.
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. the storms that are passes through are hitting just as last minute shoppers trying to get everybody wrapped. the rain and wind didn't stop many from heading to outdoor
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malls. the cold made some sporting good items, including parkas and gloves look morin viting. one store manager who said people put off shopping didn't semen couraged -- discouraged. >> retailers hoped for stronger sales because of five weekends between the holidays so they are pulling out all the stops for the final few days of shopping. that includes around the clock at some stores, macy's has a 48 hour sale. they will stay open today and tomorrow, closing at midnight tomorrow night. most will reopen at 7:00 a.m. on christmas eve and stay open until since toys r us plans to be open for 88 hours the shopping marathon is designed to accommodate people who like
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to shop at the very last minute. >> the man who closed out the giant's second world series win in three years took time to visit troops and their families at travis air force base. romo signed autographs and took picture was fans yesterday. the closer said it was humbling to meet the servicemen and women. >> i don't have to worry about anything. they got it for us. it's for me, it's just to show appreciation for what they do. >> some fans say they waited in line for four hours just to spend a couple of minutes with a closer. >> all right. 7:56 and of course we are watching the storms that are coming through. people in the park tweeting it was booming. their house shook. >> it was. >> the thunderstorms out there. this is now starting to push out of the area. we will be left with scattered
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showers for the second half of the morning. into the afternoon. giving you a look here. i have the time l aps e going. you can see moderate to heavy rain in to the central valley and the north bay, still seeing a few scattered showers but starting to see a good break and this will be at least a brief reprieve. if we get if closer you can see the light rain continues to fall from san francisco down across half moon bay, palo alto. and the gusts, really picking up along with the front but now that the front is moving south and the rain is starting to lighten up we will start to look and see just a better conditions i should say and feel better conditions for the second half of the day. we have seen quite a bit of rain and more to come. this is round two of three. one yesterday, one today, one tomorrow. two and a half inches in santa rose a. nearly an inch in napa. temperatures mild.
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upper 40s, low 50s but for the afternoon relatively cool. low to mid50s. we will be dry on christmas eve. then the next opportunity will come by christmas night. ly show you that future cast rain model coming up. >> the rain and wind means trouble for hundreds of travelers. we have been checking in with the airports, the impact the storm has on air travel today. >> and the sad update about a mother hit by an alleged drunk driver. cñ
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. it's a wet and windy start to the holiday weekend. >> and this latest storm remains over the bay area but eventually pushing out i will have what you can expect for saturday coming up. >> the nra wants armed guards but a bay area man has a different solution. >> complete bay area news coverage continues. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> and good morning. welcome to mornings on two. it's saturday december 22nd. >> good morning. round two, blowing through the bay area right now. let's get to rosemary. >> yes. good morning.
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giving you a look here. you can seat shift as the storm continues to move south and west in the overnight. really roar through the area. isolated storms reported. the gusty conditions, anywhere from 30 miles an hour to 50. power lines down. we have trees falling in some areas, now this is what is left. we have light rain continues over central and southern portions of the bay area. they have lightened up a little bit. the rain has tapered off. this will continue to push to the south and east. this morning another this hour, slick roads, ponding on the highway. still breezy conditions but improving weather into the afternoon. i will show you what you can expect. >> and another round of rain is trenching parts of the bay area. there is still more wet weather on the way. want to give you a live look outside. there is the bay bridge and the new eastern span. high wind advisory on the bay bridge as well as the san mateo
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bridge. it's expected to be a busy day on the roadways, filled with holiday shoppers c, hp is warning people to slow down. this truck ended up on its side on southbound 880 in oakland. the driver said it was raining hard and that the next thing he knew he lost control. the truck fell over near the broadway exit. two people were inside. they weren't hurt. police are searching for the driver who fled the scene after crashing a car into a tree early this morning. it happened on 580 in oakland. it was raining pretty hard at the time of that accident but the chp doesn't know if weather was a factor in the crash. the rain also causing problems in other parts of the bay area. in marin highway one is blocked by a fallen tree and downed power lines. the road has been shut down since 3:00. there is no estimated time on when it'll reopen. a woman also had a very
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close call, a massive fir tree came down on her carport. she said she was about to get into her car when this hundred foot tall tree came down barely missing her. fortunately she was not hurt. >> the wet weather is also impacting holiday travel at bay area airports, high winds are expected to delay some arriving flights this morning. yesterday passengers saw delays of as much as two hours because of the weather. more than 100 flights were canceled by the end of the day. >> taking off and landing, about 180-degrees difference than how we normally do it. that adds to the delays. >> if you do need to head to the airport today make sure to give yourself some extra time, remember two million people expected to pass through sfo during this holiday travel season. the san jose airport also expected to be packed with holiday travelers this weekend. holiday travel at the airport is actually up 3% compared to last year. fortunately right now in
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significant delays to report this morning at either the san jose or oakland airport. >> good morning to you. welcome back. it's a messy start to saturday. giving you a live look over san jose where the rain continues to fall. this system moving through in the overnight hours and snow we are watching as the rain starts to lighten. the winds start to relax, eventually we will see breaks in the steady rain we have seen for the last few hours, back to storm tracker 2, over the last few hours this is when this system moves through. isolated thunderstorms and with continue with the high surf advisory for the coast throughout the afternoon. effort north bay scattered showers but take a look at that break. you can see how it continues to shift south and east. eventually the central and south bay will get a break as well. right now we continue with light rain. looks like san francisco, parts of the sunset district beginning to get a bit of a break but into daley city, across the bay, the bridges
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this morning little breezy, very slick and visibility is low. we have some moderate rainfalling over areas of the foothills and you can see perhaps moderate to light rain. into oakland and off to areas in the east bay. er-- livermore. now to the north bay. finally starting to seat system work its way through and bring us a break. if you are going to the sierra for the weekend the winter storm warning continues. snow levels about 5,000 feet and this is what is heading in. this is -- actually what you can expect as you get through the next few hours in to the sierra. if you have plans, maybe hold off, wait, check the reports because this again lasting until tomorrow night but the white out conditions definitely expected as we get into saturday, perhaps the second half of the morning in to the first half of the afternoon. it's 8:00 here. we are watching the scattered showers over the bay area.
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we will see another line of rain by about ten. then by one, two, three, we aren't dry but we are seeing breaks, it won't be the steady rain, scattered source, by sunday we are looking at the next system pulling in. i will show you that extended model in just a little bit but this is what we are expecting. rainfall, high surf advisory and winter storm warning for the sierra. >> a san rafael resident was displaced by a fire overnight. a neighbor saw flames coming from the roof around one this morning. the 90-year-old inside was able to get out safely. firefighters say they put out the fire pretty quickly and they say inside they found that the smoke detector wasn't working because of the dead battery. the cause of the fire is under investigation. police in emoryville are investigating an overnight homicide. the victim was shot and killed at 65th and hollis just before ten. the shooting happened outside of a parked car.
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one of the car doors was open and it's window appeared to have been shot out. we have calls in to emoryville police this morning looking for more information on the victim and the shooting. >> a woman has died from thursday night's hit and run crash on twin peaks and her son, mourning her loss. he spoke to us about losing his mother. he said he took her and his two friends to twin peaks to seat view and then a car sped toward them as they walked down the road. >> the pair of headlights, in front of me. so instinct i just jumped over the wall. after i stand up i can't find my mom. she is gone. >> his mother and friends fell over a fall and fell 30 feet down the hill. his friends are in the hospital. police arrested the female
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driver two male passengers. officers say the driver is in jail. >> the last of the funerals for the victims of the connecticut school shooting will be held today. five funeral its were held yesterday after a service for 6- year-old dillon his 8-year-old brother released balloons for each victim. families also said good-bye to two more students, and two staff members. meantime we are hearing new details about the gunman. former classmates say he wore the same clothes every day and rarely spoke. he once gave a presentation through a computer instead of speaking. a former classmate said he enjoyed playing a violent video game, one of the weapons he liked to use in the game was a military kyle assault rifle. the same type of gun
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investigators say he used to shoot his victims at sandy hook. >> a bay area man is hughes the internet to counter the nra's controversial plan to stop gun violence. the nra's leadership said it wants armed officers at every united states school. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> the 31-year-old facebook engineer is behind an online petition asking the cdc to research gun violence. there. are about 30,000 people in america who die every year from gun violence which is the same number who die from car crashes. the cdc spends a lot of money and time researching car crashes and barely look at guns. >> he said that the nra lobbied lawmakers to cut cdc funding in the 90's.
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we have continuing coverage of the nra's proposal and the gun debate. at 8:15 a first of it's kind buy back program proposed here in the bay area to curb violence. at 8:30 the local schools that already have armed guards on campus and the cost they comew. >> a church is scheduled to give away thousands of free toys today to children in need. they said that almost 8,000 toys will be given out at an event partly sponsored by the san francisco giants. this year's video of last year's event. the give away is scheduled to start in gist about an hour. >> all right. the program -- dozens receive free gift cards, what they had to give up to get them. >> and why the cia is the latest to criticize the movie showing the raid that killed bin laden. >> first, let's take you outside. look at that traffic map on the screen.
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we have -- show you all the place that have problems this morning. where it's slow. want to tell you about the injury accident on southbound 280. highway patrol is on its way.
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. good morning. it's a cloudy, soggy start over san jose. we have rain, we have wind, but it's tapering off for the afternoon. >> the president and first lady share what is usually his
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weekly message. they asked americans to remember the military family who are separated during this holiday season. >> this week let's give thanks for veterans and their families. let's say a prayer for all our troops, especially those in afghanistan who are spending this season overseas risking their lives to defend the freedoms that we hold so dear. >> remember when our men and women in uniform answer the call to seven their families serve along with them. >> the first family is spending this holiday together in hawaii. they are arrived early this morning. while the president is a way from the white house he said he is open to new suggestions on how to deal with the budget. republicans and democrats also leaving for the holidays. they didn't make any progress that could avoid the fiscal cliff. the house speaker used his weekly address to remind people there is still time to head it off. >> of course hope springs eternal.
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i know we have it in us to come together and do the right thing. we will continue to work with colleagues in the congress and the white house on a plan that protects families and small businesses. >> earlier he said he and the president talked by phone and each said that he had gone as far as they could toward a compromise. both said they would however be back at work in washington after christmas. >> this morning police in pennsylvania are trying to determine why a man shot and killed three people before he was killed in a gun fight with police. it happened in the town of frankstown township. authorities say it appears that the shootings all happened at different locations, one woman was found dead in a church. >> we have seized weapons, we will be exploring ownership of those weapons, how they were gotten, when, we will look at which of those weapons was used
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at which crime scene. >> three trooper was also hurt and one of them was shot twice in the chest but survived because he was wearing a bullet proof vest. >> marin wants to get violent video games outs of homes just like it wants to get guns off streets. sot county will hold it's first ever gun buy back next month and the direct attorney said marin police agencies will also buy back violent video games. they see it was a way to reduce violence. >> we don't need that type of carna ge exposed to kids. >> this repeats the sentiments of the nra who denounced violent video games as a large part of the problem. mental health experts don't agree. multiple studies have failed to show a link between homicides and video games.
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people in san diego traded guns for gift cards. through their police department's buy back program. hundreds turned over firearms and ammunition yesterday. no questions asked. in exchange they got 50-dollar gift cards for rifles and shot guns and 100-dollar cards for assault weapons. the connecticut school shooting compelled one woman to turn her rifle in. >> when you think of those children and what could possibly happen again, you know you want to be a part of getting the guns off the streets. >> assault rifles similar to the ones used in last week's mass shooting were also turned in. they will be destroyed. the da plans to hold more events over the next few moss. >> a marine vet has been freed from a mexican prison. the state department said the 27-year-old john hammer has returned to the united states and is back with his family. he was arrested and jailed in august after trying to declare
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an antigue gun he wanted to hunt with. officials said they rarely let foreigners bring in weapons. the family is happy to have him home. >> this is a wonderful day for all of us. >> mexico released him when they determined he didn't intend to commit a crime. he is now with his father driving to florida. it's a long drive but they say they should be home in time for christmas. >> the cia is now speaking out about a movie that shows the raid that killed bin laden. the acting director of the cia sent out a statement saying that the movie is not accurate. the cia, the pentagon and senators have all been critical of scene that show hard interrogation techniques. they say information gained by torture didn't lead to the capture and killing of bin
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laden. >> lucas film no longer owned by george luca. the deal with disney is wrapped up. they paid $4 billion in cash and stock for the production company. sky walker sound, industrial light and magic and lucasarts. the buy out was announced back in october and a new movie is already in the works. >> there is an underground bakery in oakland that only sells to the public a couple days a week and they usually have lines out the door and are especially busy this time of year. as part of the holiday in focus special. we introduce you to gregory's gourmet desserts. >> gregory's. started off just from one person knocking on the window asking what the smell was, can i buy some cookies and from that day forward i mean -- word of mouth just grew.
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>> the first few years. i used to stay up for three days because it was -- me doing everything. three days in a row and then my wife would carry me to the car because everything was sore. i don't tell many people this. i used to cry on this side because nobody would buy my cookies. >> [inaudible] ♪ [ music ] >> rich,. >> delectable. >> ravishing. >> scrumptious. >> for me, certain things just taste good together. i like combinations of things. like peanut butter, jelly and bacon when i was younger. savory of the bacon with the
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peanut butter. >> it's incredible. just a very happy place. he has the most contagious smile. >> if all of this would have -- turned out just like this in day one, i don't think i would have appreciated it, my head would have gotten big. we make a key lime pie but they are all spoken for. >> i love the cookies. >> the chocolate scone. >> this is the secret that gets everybody to come back. i'm just joking, just joking. >> it's really great to have an establishment like this that's open to the public a couple days a week. taste what they have to offer. >> you get to play with food. you want to try something? >> don't do this at home.
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merry christmas. >> i want to try something. >> christmas day at noon. >> i have had the privilege of watching a few of those pieces behind the scenes and our photographers showing off their work. it'll be a special show no doubt. green bay packer fans rolling up after sleeves. the work they signed up for to make sure their favorite team is ready to play tomorrow's game. >> and heavy rain and strong winds slowly winding down this morning. what you can expect for saturday coming up. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy.
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. in wisconsin packer fans grabbed shovels to help clean up the field after a major snowstorm, up to a foot of snow needed to be cleared. fans have been asked for years to come out and help. yesterday some lined up for more than four hours before the project was scheduled to start. looks cold. those who got a shovel got paid ten dollars an hour. >> without them helping us we couldn't do it. like i said we have 650 people right now, we have a staff of 13 13 and -- 13 and we couldn't do it without them.
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>> they got it done. the field is ready to go for tomorrow's game when the packers host the titans. >> want to check in with rosemary. first update we just got from san francisco international. there are delays of up to 45 minutes but only for flights west of denver. especially the short haul flights, always delays when you get something like this coming through. >> you are right. just a terrible weekend for the holiday travel. if you are headed to the sierra, catching a flight. it's messy out there. we are onto storm number two. we have three in this series. the next will come tomorrow. this morning it -- really just marched through and you can see the back edge. we are going to get a breather. let's get in closer. see what the line rain continues to fall over areas of san francisco, looking dry but half moon bayh long the coast.
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palo alto into san jose with moderate rain you can see here as we get in closer. we have light to moderate rain over 280, into -- through santa claire a. you will find some. the east bay has been dealing light to moderate rain. this is what is to come for us. the winds are starting to lighten up. ten to 15-miles an hour. the gusty conditions continue in many areas including sfo. we are dealing the rain, thunderstorms this morning but by the afternoon mostly cloudy. afternoon highs for today, 50s once again. a lot like yesterday. here is the extended forecast. the third round comes in sunday. looks like pretty much rainy. monday we take a breather, tuesday, on christmas day in to the afternoon and evening the next chance for rain. back to you. >> two separate shooting plots at california high schools.
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the threats police are now investigating. >> it's raining in the bay area and dumping snow in the sierra.
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senate rain has been coming down hard all night and this morning. right now we are tracking conditions around the bay area. good morning. well bump back to mornings on two. >> police and chp have responded to several collisions and other problems. allie is in lafayette where a freeway on-ramp has been shut down because of flooding. we will check in with her. we also want to tell you about
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mountain view drive which has reopened after it was shut down. crews feared would take months to repair the damage. after nine days of round the clock work the road was ready to reopen yesterday. a sink hole 15 feet deep opened in that road when a pipe was clogged with debris. right now mudslide is blocking in napa following heavy rain. both directions of state highway 128 are blocked just south of the lake. no estimate on when that is going to reopen. and several thousand people in the bay area are without power right now. most of those are on the peninsula and in the south bay. pg&e said its working on some of the outages in the south bay affecting more than 1700 people. >> some parts of the sierra could get up to five feet of snow this weekend. all that snow is great news for skiers but has led to back ups and accidents. want to try to give you a live
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look at traffic near king vale. it's about 6100 feet. moving, maybe slowly inching toward lake tahoe and all the resorts up there. chains right now currently required on all vehicles from one mile east of baxter to truckee want to show you what drivers were dealing with yesterday. the snow caught many by surprise causing them to pull over and chain up. the chp still responded to multiple spin outs and white out conditions forced the highway to close for a short time. >> lot of wrecks, lot of traffic jams, just hard to get anywhere. >> now despite the high number of spin outs no serious injuries were reported. officers say the crashes are a reminder of the need to increase following distance in icy conditions.
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a 71-year-old ski irdied at squaw valley, he hit a tree on the west face of an advanced run, that run opened thursday for the first time this season. this is video of conditions at the time of the accident. you can see visibility was quite low. we were told that the skier was wearing a helmet, his name hasn't been released. >> we want to go back to allie live in lafayette where there were problems there. >> this is an example of the mess heavy, nonstop rain can make this is the on-ramp from pleasant hill road. this entire area was closed because of flooding. this is what it looked like. caltrans crews tried to unclog the drains that had blocked the on-ramp.
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it was unpassable and the nonstop rain has caused problems for drivers on bay area roads all morning long. we have this video we want to show you of an overturned car. this happened around 7:00, on 580. the driver had injuries and was taken to the hospital in an ambulance and paramedics put a cover over her to keep her dry. she is expected to be okay but she explained she lost control, and she blames the heavy rain and low visibility. another driver had problem when is he flipped his truck onto its side. he wasn't hurt and the truck he was in wasn't carrying cargo. he said the wind is what made him loose control. >> scary, that's aboutt.
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>> reporter: overnight the driver of this vehicle fled the scene of the crash. after his car plowed into a tree. it happened during the heavy rainfall early this morning. other chp doesn't know if the weather was the only factor in that crash. out here live you can see the caltrans crews -- this is pleasant hill road, they are still in the process of scooping up a lot of mud. there is a bit of a mudslide here and earlier this morning all the -- the on-ramp was soaked with floodwaters because of that heavy rain. caltrans crews say they expect to have a very busy weekend with a lot of rain and weather expected throughout the weekend. >> new the chief probation after for san mateo sunday investigation for possession
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child porn. stewart force was booked in to jail and put on leave yesterday. he is being questioned by law. police in northeast california say they have arrested a teen for planning a school shooting. the 15-year-old allegedly plotted to shoot a class full of students. the boy talked about it as police were investigating him for pull age knife on his parents. he is being held in a mental health facility. a 14-year-old was arrested for a similar alleged plot in visa, lia. his school district said he threatened to shoot up mount whitney. investigators say it was part of a gang initiatation and the boy is charged with making terrorist threats. the high schools have increased security. >> the nra has called for armed guards in all united states schools and many say those officers are already in
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place. oakland, san francisco, the west contra costa school district all have armed officers. it costs about $5 million for 20 armed officers and 40 site supervisors. >> we have taken the approach but it's at a coast. it's at a steep cost when you talk about loss of supporting programs for music, its arts. >> the officials say they couldn't pay to expand their armed security program to all 50 schools. instead of paying armed officers, some think teachers should be the ones with the guns. a store in arkansas is offering free gun trainingto teachers. more than 50 have signed up so far. teachers not allowed to have guns on campuses there but an arkansas lawmaker said he is writing a bill looking to give them that opportunity.
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>> a woman is facing charges in connection with a deadly home invasion robbery. raven dixon has arrested tuesday on suspicious of conspiracy to commit murder with a gang enhancement. businessman was found dead and his wife was beaten at their home. they believe the robbery was not random and that the suspect or suspects may have had some kind of connection with the victims. they have not said how or if dixon knew the family. >> sheriff deputies say they believe a woman and her ex- boyfriend hid his father's body for two years so that they could keep receiving pension benefits. the body was found december 2nd in vallejo. deputies arrested the son and his ex-girlfriend earlier this week but they have been released. the da has not yet filed charges pending a further investigation. a man accused of sexually
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assaulting his patients and preforming illegal cosmetic procedures has been ordered to stand trial. the 49-year-old carlos guzman garz, didn't have a medical license when he did the procedures. some of his patients also said that they were assaulted. he faces up to 30 years in jail if convicted on all counts. >> a ban on a therapy that's supposed to set gay teens straight has been blocked. it was supposed to be outlawed january 1st but an appeals court temporarily blocked the therapy. the court said the law should get a feel hearing. >> chevron has agreed to pay 14 5,000 dollars in fines for problems at its refinery in richmond. the fines linked to more than 25 air quality violations.
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the citations date back to 2003 and include failing to inspect for leaks and exceeding pollution limits. they all happened before august 6th president . a federal judge gave approval to bp's settlement with people in businesses who lost money because of the 2010 gulf of mexico oil spill. bp has estimated it'll pay $7.8 billion to cover claims by 100,000 businesses and individuals, but the agreement has no happen could the company could end up paying more. >> good morning to you. giving you a live look at all that gray over the bay bridge and over the city. rain continues to fall not as heavy in most areas, the winds are starting to relax and as we move in to the afternoon, which will break away from this steady rain and scattered showers remain in the forecast for the second half of the day. the north bay beginning to see
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that taper off. scattered showers remain with mostly cloudy skies but the steady rain in and around san francisco just to the south, south san francisco and then stretching east in to the central valley. central valley as well as the sierra starting to get that heavier rain that we saw earlier this morning. here at home we are dealing a few breaks, south san francisco, down in and along the peninsula. we have light rain but redwood, san mateo, see age break at times, very moist, very cloudy, we could have drizzle though it's not being picked up. take a look at san jose, moderate rain, highway 1401, 880, it's still slick. still breezy at times, you will find ponding on the roadways, just take it easy if you have to be outside. along the east bay light rain continuing it fall. into -- looks like right about oakland. beginning to see this line here. lafayette we have checked in with allie.
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light rain over the area. walnut creek, san ramone, continuing to see lathe rain but this is moving east and it's moving south and as it does we eventually will be like the north bay with just scattered showers in the forecast for the afternoon. winds really gusting this morning along with the front, some of that heavy rain, isolated thunderstorms reported at times. now the winds starting to die down. livermore breezy, oakland ten miles an hour and the gusts still blowing in the hills, mount diablo. the sierra, this is where the storm is headed. we are looking at snow levels about 5,000 feet. the winter storm warning continues through tomorrow night. white out conditions expected. they will shut count highways if need to. expect very long delays. we will be with scattered showers through the afternoon if you have any type of holiday shopping to do, keep the
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umbrella happy. have you a holiday party. you will need that umbrella. tomorrow morning we wake up. the rain is back this is storm number three and it'll be with us through most. the afternoon. finally getting out of our way in time for a sunset. looks like the north bay right about 3:00 and then five and six for the rest of us. the extended forecast. a soggy weekend in store. scattered showers, steady rain for tomorrow morning into the afternoon as well. we will be dry on christmas eve but the next chance of rain will arrive on christmas day. i will take a look at how much rain has fallen so far coming up. >> dentist claims he fired an employee because she was a threat to his marriage. the decision after the woman sued. >> first a live look outside. a sig alert has been issued on highway one in san francisco. south bay shore boulevard, two left lanes are blocked on the
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northbound side of 101. if you are headed up through the peninsula keep that in mind. time is 8:43.
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. good morning. giving you a live look at san
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francisco, attempting to show you the tower. we have plenty of gray skies a soggy start to the day. >> all right. check out this story. a ups driver was caught on camera stealing a package that had been delivered by fedex. that package contained an i-pad and was dropped off at a texas home. the ups worker came to deliver another package, he saw the i- pad and came back a few minutes later and took it. ups has replaced it. the company said the worker was a seasonal employee who was fired and then arrested. three people are charged with murder in connection with a deadly explosion at a indianapolis home. authorities say a man who woman in the home along with another family member did it to collect insurance money. investigators say evidence proves that someone damaged the gas line that sparked the explosion. >> we as a public safety
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community can do and must do is to devote our best efforts to see that justice is done on behalf of such innocent victims. >> authorities say they also found evidence that photographs and financial records were taken from that home before the explosion. the blast destroyed five homes and damaged 90 more. two people died. >> there is an alternative to the high speed chase. how about, the highway you aren't going anywhere chase? chp stopped all traffic in la on a freeway to catch robbers. three knew they were there because of a tracking device with the stolen cash. they went car to car until they found the device and arrested the suspects. >> new, egypt's state tv said the vice president has resigned. it comes as egypt holds its second and final part of a national voteon a national conjecture supporters see a yes vote as a chance to restore
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normalcy. others say a no vote will preserve traditions. the new congress eliminates the post of vice president. >> the pope has pardoned a former butler who stole his documents and gave them to a reporter. he was convicted sentenced to 18 months in jail in october. he said he did it in order to expose evil and corruption in the vatican. the pope forgave him in person. the vatican said it would find him a new job and a new home. > former british prime minister recovering from surgery to remove a growth on her bladder. she was admitted to the hospital on thursday. she will stay there for a few more days. thatcher has had ill health in recent years. she was the first female prime minister. the yacht built for steve jobs has been impounded in am
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amsterdam because of a dispute over a unpaid bill. stark claims he still needs to be paid $3 million for his work on venus. so it's going to stay in amsterdan in the port pending payment. > iowa's sue court made a controversial worker in a case about a worker fired. melissa nelson sued after being fired in a dentist office. she said she and the dentist had started texting each other about personal matters and when the dentist's wife found out the wife demanded she be fired. the dentist did saying nelson was a threat to his marriage. the court said that was a valid reason to fire her. >> it's not rare to the employee. it's not the standard, the question of if the employee deserved it, what the motivation was. this does potentially open up problems. >> the fired employee said she never flirted with or wanted
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any relationship with the dentist. >> random kindness continues to be noticed across the country. in minnesota, a coffee shop customer decided to pick up the tab several other people. he said he would pay for the next $200 worth of coffee and treats. coffee shop workers say they were surprised by this and so were the other customers. >> people were shocked. they were just like -- like wait, what? then people started throwing their money in. >> other examples include a tampa bay driver who paid tolls for 26 cars behind them on the sunshine skyway bridge and the woman who paid off layaways at a k-mart. ann currie may have started the trend when she said she wanted to do one act of kindness in honor of each of the 26 victims of the connecticut school shooting. that launched the hash tag 26 acts on twitter. >> a soldier is home after a surprise reunion with his
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family. arrived late thursday night. his wife thought she was picking up another relative. he has been gone for seven months. it took him three days to get home from afghanistan. >> once we got state side it -- just -- went crazy. i was -- sprinting across airports because flights were late. i was jumping over railings. there was nothing i that would keep me. >> he also now gets to spend time with his 1-year-old daughter who he hasn't seen since she was three months old. >> the man who closed out the giant's second world series win in three years took time to visit troops and their families at travis air force base. they are chanting romo. he signed autographs and took pictures yesterday. he said that it was very humbling to meet the servicemen
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and women. >> i don't have to worry because they have it for us. we just -- for me it's just a show appreciation for what they do. >> some fans say they waited in line for four hours just to spend a couple of minutes with romo. >> a rescue on a frozen lake in utah. how authorities saved a deer stuck on thin ice. >> the heavy rain, the strong winds are slowly winding down this morning. i will have a look at what you can expect for the area coming up.
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. if you haven't started on the holiday shopping major retailers are hoping longer store hours will help you out. macy's started a 48 hour sale yesterday morning, they will stay open continuously today and tomorrow closing at midnight tomorrow night. most stores will reopen at 7:00 a.m. on christmas e version e and stay open until six. toys r us, is holding a real shopping marathon. by the time stores close at 10:00 p.m. on christmas eve they will have been open for 88 hours straight. they said they want to help people who can't get everything done until the last minute or get every penny out before the end of the quarter. it's a nice offer. i'm sure i will take them up. >> have you to shop when you can. maybe the best time is this afternoon. if you are looking outside the
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window and thinking i don't want to get out in that, maybe just stay in bed longer. >> if youk. hold off. you still need the umbrella. it won't be as steady. this is moving out of here. we will be with scattered showers for your afternoon. that means on and off rain. periods of dry and periods of wet weather. giving you a look at storm tracker 2. i have the time l aps e. its been a few hours we have seen some of the heaviest downpours move through. hail and lightning. it was pretty dangerous earlier this morning. hopefully you didn't need to be out. you can see san francisco mainly dry but plenty of moisture overhead. plenty of clouds still to be dealt with. so you will continue to see drizzle in some areas, san jose a moderate cell. precipitation from a half inch to 65 one hundredths. you will be in good shape if you are experience that moderate rain. east bay continuing. take a look at this.
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we have concord, martinez, hercules, at least some scattered breaks, mostly cloudy but the north bay dealing just a few scattered showers, rainfall, these are pleiomery, almost more than two and a half inches, inch in napa, inch and a third in san rafael. we have extended forecast here. numbers not budging, we are in a few degrees, that's what we will feel for the afternoon. scattered shower this afternoon. we will get a break on christmas eve. back to you. >> take a look at this. they are push that boat out to -- that little guy. that is a deer that got stuck. they had to get creative after that deer got stuck because that ice was thin. it just wasn't safe to go out so they got that boat and pushed it across the ice. as you can see the deer made it
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safely to land and wasn't hurt. >> you notice the red nose? all i'm saying. we are continuing to track the storm hitting the bay area right now. we will have another live report on the problems the weather is causing. >> and how a man is using technology to fight the nra's plan to put armed police in schools. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today.
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heavy nonstop rain creates dangerous driving conditions in the bay area. we will tell you about the road closures and some of the accidents. and the weather is also having an impact on people arriving and leaving the bay area on planes. we're tracking the current conditions at local airports. >> bay area families are not letting the weather stop them from giving their children a happy holiday. the big toy give away just now getting under way. good morning. welcome to mornings on 2. it is saturday, december 22. i'm claudine wong. >> i'm mike mibach. we have live team coverage of the conditions across the area with rose mary. >> good morning. this is definitely a morning event. we continue to watch this storm as it marchs through the bay area. take a look at the north bay. beginning to get a break. the showers are in the forecast
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for today. the steady heavy rain. isolated thunderstorms pulling out of here. if we get in closer, watching this, near and around san jose, where some of the moderate rain cells are falling in and around santa clara and san jose around highway 101 and east bay dealing with light rain at this time and you can see very widespread. and there is the cutoff again, beginning to shift south. we still have light rain in lafayette this morning. where we have ally rasmus, continuing the live coverage. good morning, alley. >> reporter: the lane is pretty light right now. but -- the rain is pretty light right now. but earlier this morning, it was very heavy and enough to create mud slide conditions that closed the freeway on- ramp. and the partses are zipping past it. and this is the pleasant hill on-ramp on westbound 24 in lafayette. caltrans crews spent the last hour before it reopened cleaning it up. you can see what is left over. a lot of mud in the area around those cones. and it is a big improvement though from just 45 minutes ago. when this on-ramp was still completely flooded. this is what it looked like when we arrived with caltrans
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crews. trudging through knee-deep water. trying to unclog the storm drains here. >> we had a lot of rain. at one time, too much time. and it takes debris to get in these couple of trains that we have in the corner here. >> the bad weather caused a number of accidents on bay hear highways this morning, too. 580 eastbound, east of 150th around 7:00 a.m., a driver lost control of her vehicle and crashed into an embankment. she did have some minor injuries and was taken to the hospital in an ambulance but the rain was still coming down pretty heavy so paramedics put a cover over her to keep her dry. she said she lost control because of low visibility and the heavy rain and wind. now, on southbound 880, in oakland this morning, a driver flipped his truck on to its side. this happened on the broadway on-ramp. he wasn't hurt. and the box truck he was driving was not carrying any cargo. but again, he said it was the wind and rain that made him lose control of the vehicle. so back out here live on
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pleasant hill road, the on-ramp on 224 is back open. even though they have some cones kind of warning drivers about some of the mud on the shoulder here. caltrans crews say with more wet weather on the way, over the next several days, they expect to be pretty busy this weekend. live in lafayette, alley rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the rain is causing problems in other parts of bat bat-- the bay area. highway 1 in one area is blocked because of downed power lines. crews are not sure when it will reopen. and inverness woman also had a very close call. a massive tree came crashing down on her carport during the first wave of the storms yesterday. michelle pelten says she was just about to get into her car when the 100-foot tall tree fell narrowly missing her. fortunately she was not hurt. the wet weather is also having an impact on holiday travel at bay area airports. right now, sfo is seeing delays of around 45 minutes. yesterday, some passengers saw
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delays as much as two hours because of the weather. more than 100 flights were canceled by the end of the day. >> taking off and landing, 180 degrees difference from how we normally do it and it does add to the delays. >> if you do need to head to the airport, give yourself some extra time to get there. and to get through the airport. 2million people are expected to pass through sfo. during the holiday travel season. well, san jose's airport is also expected to be packed with holiday travelers this weekend. holiday travel at san jose international airport is up 3%. when you pair it to last year. and there is no significant delays to report this morning at either san jose or the oakland airport. high winds have knocked out power to more than 3,000 people here in the bay area and pg&e says it is working to try to restore that power to about 700 customers in the north bay, and 2300 customers in the south bay. there are also 76 outages in san francisco, and 140 outages in the peninsula, and 271 in
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the east bay. a san rafael resident was displaced by a fire overnight. a neighbor saw flames coming from the roof of the home on brett avenue around 1:00 this morning. the 90-year-old living inside was able to get out safely. firefighters say they put out the fire pretty quickly and once inside, they also say they found that the smoke detector in the home was not working because of a dead battery. the cause of that fire is still under investigation. a fast-moving fire destroyed one apartment and damaged at least three others in redwood city. that fire started yesterday afternoon, at a six-unit building on laurel street. by the time firefighters arrived, everyone had evacuated. and no winston-salem one was hurt. the cause -- and no one was hurt. the cause of that fire is also under investigation. police in emeryville are investigating an overnight homicide. the victim was shot and killed at 65th and hollow streets just before 10:00 last night. the shooting happened outside of a parked car and one of the car doors was open and a window appeared to have been shot out. we have been making calls to emeryville police this morning for more information on the victim and shooting, and we
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will keep you updated. the last of the funerals for victims of the newtown connecticut school shooting will be held today. five funerals were held yesterday after a service for a 6-year-old dillon hawkly, his 8- year-old brother jake, released balloons for each sandy hook victim. families also said goodbye to students, grace mcdonald and olivia engel. school psychologist mary sherlock and behavioral therapist rachel devino were also laid to rest yesterday. meantime we are hearing new details about the gunman adam lanza. former classmates say he wore the same clothes to school every day and rarely spoke. he once gave a school presentation through a computer instead of speaking. a former high school classmate says lanza enjoyed playing a violent video game and one of the weapons he liked to use in that game was a military style assault rifle, same type of gun investigators say he used to shoot his victims at sandy hook. a bay area man is using the internet to counter the national rifle association's controversial plan to stop gun
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violence. the nra's leadership says it wants armed officers at every u.s. school. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> 31-year-old facebook engineer lucy icenberg has a different idea. he is behind an online commission on change.org asking the centers for disease control to research gun violence. >> there are about 30,000 people in america who die every year from gun violence. which is actually the same number who die from car crashes. and the cdc spend a lot of money and time researching car crashes and they barely look at guns at all. >> icenberg says the nra lobbied lawmakers to cut cdc funding and outlaw the research on gun control in the 1990s. the nra says it is hoping to get armed police in all schools by the end of winter break. an international jury for the america's cup boat race has found larry elson's oracle team guilty of spying. the team is charged with getting too close to an italian
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rival's boat and taking pictures of it. for now the oracle team has been ordered to hand over the pictures. a decision on a penalty however is still pending. a san francisco church is giving away thousands of toys to children in need. glide memorial church has almost 8,000 toys that will be given out at an event partially sponsored by the san francisco giants. good morning to you. giving you a live look, a bird's-eye view of concord. i see a little peek of sunshine. rain falling in most cases. but we're on the way to improving weather for the afternoon. if have you holiday shopping to do, maybe get out and celebrate with some friends, this is the shift we're beginning to see. we've been watching it over the last couple of hours now. and santa rosa still dealing with a little bit of light rain but you can see the brunt of the storm now moving through central portions of the bay area and sliding into the south bay. with it, it is taking the wind.
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so the winds have relaxed quite a bit since earlier this morning. it was noisy out there in the overnight hours with the winds just really blowing the trees around. some light rain falling around the peninsula. san mateo into redwood city. and palo alto, and woodside and into south "bay sunday." and continuing to watch moderate rain falling over santa clara, as well as san jose. you can find it along highway 101. near tully road. so this is going to continue to move south and east. that's the way it stands right now. the east bay continuing with light rain from hayward, fremont, to union city. and you've got light rain and walnut creek, san ramon, and this is your stretch this morning. slick roads. ponding on those roadway, and again, the winds, strong this morning, but again, beginning to die down. a look here. livermore, the gusts were to 24 miles an hour in the last hour. we have turned calm now. at least for the time being. overall, around the bay area, i'm just watching as they lighten up as we progress through the morning hours. sfo had wind gusts to 30 miles an hour. and those have lightened up as well. and take a look at all of that
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snow. almost five feet of snow expected by the weekend. and in the snow level ride, about 5,000 feet. take a look at the foothill, placerville, being hammered right now, and that is hammered into the sierra. if you are headed into the sierra, a word of caution, take it easy out there. the winter storm warning will continue, until tomorrow night. and you know how it goes, right? you need a full tank of gas and snacks in the car, maybe even a blanket in case you experience very long delays. this is storm number two. in a series of three storms. the first one us yesterday. heaviest rain coming this morning. we will see scattered showers for the afternoon. tomorrow morning, the rain will start up early on. the heaviest rain expected between 10:00 and 3:00. if you do have that last-minute holiday shopping, you are going to find it wet out there, for pretty much the entire weekend. your best time to shop would be later today. otherwise, maybe sunday night. we will get a brief reprieve on monday. partly cloudy skies. dry conditions, but a new system going to bring us a possibility of some rain by christmas afternoon into christmas evening.
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take a look at how much rain has fallen so far coming up. >> marin county is holding its first-ever gun buyback program next month. and the other item officials will be accepting in an effort to reduce violence. >> plus, a new movie depict can the raid that killed osama bin laden is in limited theaters right now. why the c.i.a. is angry about some of the themes in that film. >> but first, we want to take you outside for a live look at traffic, this is interstate 280, in san jose. and still wet out there. that's not going to change all day long. right now we're not seeing any major problems in the south bay. but there is a bit of flooding on the bird avenue off-ramp, northbound 280. so if you use that, keep that in mine. maybe slow down a little bit before you head to it. make sure to keep both hands on the wheel this morning. it might be a long day. 9:12 on the clock. this is mornings on 2. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy
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good morning to you. and welcome back. it sure is a rainy start to the morning but that rain and the winds are winding down. we have improving weather for the afternoon. >> well, the midwest continues to get hit hard by the snow. in michigan a winter storm caused havoc on the roadways and crashes were reported all over the detroit area including several that involved police cars. more than 19 inches of snow fell in some parts of michigan
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thursday and friday knocking out power to at least 142,000 homes and businesses. this morning, police in pennsylvania are trying to determine why a man shot and killed three people before he was killed in a gun fight with police. the shootings happened in the town of frankstown township, about 70 miles west of harrisburg. authorities say it appears the shootings all happened at different locations. one woman was found dead at a church. a man was found dead in a home. and another man was killed after getting into a car accident with the suspect. >> we have seized some weapons. we will be exploring ownership of those weapons, how they were procured. when they were procured. we will be looking at which of those weapons was used at which crime scene. >> three troopers were also hurt. one of those troopers was shot twice in the chest but survived because he was wearing a bullet proof vest. a marine veteran has been freed from a mexican prison after bringing a gun across the border. the state department says 27- year-old john hammer has returned to the u.s. and has been reunited with his family.
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he was arrested and jailed back in august after trying to declare an anti-gun -- he said he wanted to use a gun to hunt in costa rica, and mexican officials say they rarely allow foreigners to bring in firearms. the marine's family and friends say they are just happy to have him home. >> a wonderful day for all of us. beyond the christmas present that any of us have ever prayed for. >> mexican released him when they determined he did not intend to commit a crime. he is with his father driving from his brownsville texas to florida in palmetto bay. they say it is a long haul but should be home in time for christmas. a fire gutted a home in sacramento. we want to show you video of the aftermath of that fire. which started late yesterday afternoon. firefighters say some lights on the christmas tree exploded. igniting the flames. no one inside the home was hurt. but the house was completely destroyed. >> president obama and his family are in hawaii, where
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they traditionally celebrate christmas. they arrived on air force one at hickham air force base in honolulu early this morning. the president was born in hawaii and one of the places he says he is able to really relax. white house officials say the president's vacation plans do not include any public appearances. now, before leaving the white house, the president and the first lady recorded a holiday message to the country. >> this weekend as you gather with family and friends, michelle and i wanted to wish you a merry christmas and a happy holidays. >> we both love this time of year, and there is nothing quite like celebrating the holidays at the white house. it is an incredible experience. and one that we try to share with as many folks as possible. >> the president says he does plan to return to the white house after christmas. and push to get a deal on the federal budget. >> and that is the focus of many people, as we head towards the new years day deadline to resolve that debate but mr. obama is not the only one leaving town before there is an agreement that would head off
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tax hikes and drastic budget cuts. republicans and democrats, senators and representatives, all headed home for the holidays. house speaker john boehner used the g.o.p. weekly address to say republicans will maintain their focus on reaching a budget deal. >> i've challenged the members of our party to grapple with these issues. to make tough choices. and we're willing to. because washington is -- has a serious spending problem. this was the year, the size of our debt, all $16 trillion of it, surpassed the size of our entire economy. it is a grim milestone. >> this week, both sides continue to blame the other for not compromising. it looks more likely than ever that eastern and gulf ports are going to be shut down by a longshoremen strike. nearly 15,000 dock workers at ports from boston to houston are ready to walk off the job as early as next weekend. their union says negotiations are still possible. but no new talks are scheduled. shippers and retailers are pleading with the union and cargo carriers to get back to
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talks and avert a major trade disruption that would affect half the country. the population of the international space station doubled this morning. the soyuz space capsule carrying american and russian and canadian astronauts docked there this morning. the three new crewman will spend the day getting their bearings and take christmas day off but then will start the first of 50 experiments. in the coming months the astronauts will also perform space station maintenance and unload four unmanned cargo ships. people in san diego traded guns for gift cards through the police department buyback program. hundreds of gun owners turned in firearms and amo yesterday. no questions asked. in exchange, they got $50 gift cards for rifles and shotguns and $100 cards for assault weapons. the guns are going to be destroyed. san diego county's district attorney plans to hold nor gun buyback events over the next few months. marin county wants to get violent video games out of homes just like it wants to get guns off the streets. the county is holding its first- ever gun buyback next month.
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and direct attorney ed bavarian says marin police agencies will buy back violent video games and sees it as a way to reduce violence committed by young people. >> we don't need to have that type of carnage exposed to our young people. >> this echos the sentiments of the nra who yesterday denounced violent video game as a large part of the problem of gun violence in meric. mental health experts do not agree on the causes. but the marin buyback is set for january 15. the c.i.a. is now speaking out about a movie that depicts the raid that killed osama bin laden. michael mo rel, the acting director of the c.i.a. sent out a statement to employees yesterday, saying that zero dark thirty is not historically accurate. the c.i.a. and pentagon and senators diane
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fine stein and john mccain have been extremely critical of the pictures depicting terrorists. and they say torture did not lead to the capture and killing of osama bin laden. an early christmas prevent for the oakland zoo. the big -- an early christmas present for the oakland zoo and the way they will spend it. >> a brief break in the steady rain this morning. we will have a look at what you can expect coming up. [ woman ] ring. ring.
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anyone who loves to spend time at san francisco's science museum is moving to pier 15. the last day it will be in its current location on lion street will be january 2. but it takes a lot of time to relocate so many exhibits. the exploretorium will reopen in the new home april 17. it is already a happy holiday season for the oakland zoo. it received a 1 million-dollar
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donation from someone who wants to remain anonymous. there are no restrictions on how the money can be spent. zoo executives call it the greatest gift they have ever received. especially welcome after last month's election after voters rejected a partial tax to help support the zoo. jerry garcia would sing, if the thunder doesn't get you, the lightning will. >> i woke up and i thought here we go. >> kind of came out of the blue, i thought. >> yes. and we had a few areas isolated, thunderstorms and hail reported in some spots. and that is pushing to the east into the central valley. that is the front moving into the mountains. where the sierra will be getting it, already beginning to see the snowfall. and it will increase through the morning hours. here at home, our rain is beginning to lighten up. a few scattered showers over the peninsula. redwood city, woodside, palo alto and san jose and light to moderate rain continues to fall along highway 101, the roads
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are slick out there folks. this will continue at least through the morning hours and scattered showers for the afternoon. light rain continues to fall over the east bay. although areas like concord and richmond and plenty of moisture overhead. still got the clouds. you may be experiencing some light rain or drizzle but that steady rain is pulling out. rainfall totals thus far, pretty impressive over santa rosa, 2 1/2 inches. and an inch in napa and an inch in san rafael and .3 in fremont and mountain view. the numbers are very similar to how we were yesterday. upper 40s, low 50s. right now, low 50s in the afternoon. and mid-50s for san jose. and the extended forecast, getting a little bit of a break. a little bit of a lull for the afternoon. scattered showers will remain in the forecast tomorrow. another round of rain just as bad as what we have seen today. and yesterday. partly cloudy on christmas eve, dry conditions, more rain in store for christmas day. back to you. well, in wisconsin, green bay packer fans grabbed shovels to help clean up lambeau field after a major snowstorm.
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check it out. there they go with the shovels. more than a foot of snow needed to be cleared out. and for years, the packers have asked their fans to come out and help shovel. during an aftermath of blizzards. yesterday folks lined up for more than four hours before the proct project is set to begin with without all of the people helping us, we couldn't do it. there are 650 people right now. there are 13 people on our staff just supervising it. and we're moving a lot of snow. so we couldn't do it without the help from the public. >> well, lambeau field is now ready to go for tomorrow's game. the packers host the tennessee titans. two separate shooting plots at california high schools. the threats in northern and central california are now investigated by police. >> the giants world series hero meets some of his own heroes. how sergio romo gave back to hundreds of fans at traverse arves. on your prepaid card?
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welcome back. to mornings on 2, everyone. i'm mike mibach. >> i'm claudine wong. let's look at the top stories we've been following all morning long. we are on storm watch. as wet and windy weather causes problems on roads and knocked out power to more than 3,000 homes and businesses. a truck did end up on its side early this morning. there you see it. that is southbound 880 in oakland. a driver also fled the scene after crashing a car into a tree on 580 near the coolidge
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exit in oakland. highway 101 in marine county, is also blocked by a fallen tree. well the wet weather is also having an impact on holiday travel at bay area airports. right now, sfo reporting delays of about 45 minutes. yesterday, some passengers saw as much as a two-hour delay. due to the weather. and a 90-year-old in san rafael escaped a house fire early this morning. a neighbor saw flames on brett avenue around 1:00 a.m. firefighters knocked down that fire and found the smoke detector in the home had a dead battery. nobody was hurt. well, new this morning, the chief probation officer for san mateo county is reportedly under investigation for possessing child pornography. according to the san mateo dale dale -- daily journal, stewart force was placed on administrative leave yesterday and questioned by federal law enforcement officials. a woman has died from thursday night's hit-and-run crash on twin peaks and her son now is talking about his loss.
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kae-yoo when talked about losing his mother and he took her and friends to twin peaks to see the view and then a car sped toward them. >> we saw the headlights in front of me. it was instinct, i guess, jumped over the wall. and after i stand up, i can't find my mom. she is gone. >> her mother and friends tumbled over a wall and 30 feet down a hill. his friends are in the hospital. police arrested the female driver. and two male passengers. a short distance away. officers say the driver is in jail for felony hit-and-run and felony dui. a 22-year-old woman is facing charges in connection with a deadly home invasion robbery. raven dixon of almeda was arrested on tuesday on
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suspicion of committing murder with a gang enhancement. the man was found dead and wife beaten at the home on november 30. police believe the robbery was not random and the suspect or suspects may have had some kind of connection to the victims. they have not said how or if dixon knew that family. police in the northeastern part of the state say they have arrested a teenager for planning a school shooting. the 15-year-old allegedly plotted to shoot faculty members at a classroom full of students at modoc high school in alturas. the boy alluded to the plans after being investigated for pulling a knife on his parents on sunday. he is held in a mental health facility and the fbi says it is searching the computer for evidence. a 14-year-old is looking into a similar alleged plot in another county. the boy's parents say he threatened to shoot-out the high school. they believe it is part of a gang initiation.
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the boy is being charged with making terrorist threats and gang enhancement. but the high school has increased their security. the nra has called for armed guards in every school and many in bay districts say officers are already in place. oakland, san jose, and the contra costa county unified school district have armed police at schools. it cost west cocoa county $20 million for the armed officers for the middle schools and high schools. >> we have taken this approach. but it comes at a cost. it comes at a steep cost. when you talk about loss of supporting programs through music and the arts. >> west contra costa county officials say they can't expand or can't pay to expand their armed security program to all of its 50 schools. instead of paying armed officers to patrol campus, some people think teachers should be the one with guns. a store in little rock, arkansas, is now offering free gun training classes to educators. more than 50 people have signed
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up. teachers are not allowed to have guns on campuses there but an accu-weather lawmaker says he is writing a bill looking to give teachers that opportunity. solano county sheriff's deputies say they believe a woman and her ex-boyfriend hid his father's body for two years ago so they could keep receiving pension benefits. his body was found in an apartment complex backyard in vallejo. deputies arrested his son and ex girlfriend earlier this week but since released. the district attorney has not yet filed charges pending further investigation. a man accused of both sexually assaulting his patients and performing illegal cosmetic procedures has been ordered to stand trial. prosecutors say 49-year-old carlos guzman garza did not have a medical license when he conducted medical procedures including facelifts and liposuction at a clinic in san francisco's mission district. some of his patients also say they were sexually assaulted. he faces up to 30 years in
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prison if convicted on all counts. a ban on a controversial therapy designed to make gay teenagers straight has been blocked. the therapy was supposed to be outlawed on january 1 but a federal appeals court in san francisco temporarily blocked the so-called gay conversion therapy. the court says the law should get a full hearing. there will be supporters who say it helps patients have normal lives but opponents say it is dangerous. >> a federal judge gave final approval to bp's settlement with people and businesses who lost money because of a massive oil spill in the gulf of mexico. bp estimated it will pay $7.8 billion to cover economic and medical claims by 100,000 businesses and individuals. but the agreement has no cap. so the company could end up paying more. both sides say they are relieved that the legal process will not drag on for decades. well, chevron has agreed to pay more than $145,000 in fines to settle more than 25 air quality violations in the
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richmond refinery. the citations date back to 2003 and include failing to inspect for leaks and exceeding pollution limits. all of those violations happened before the august 6 fire caused by a vapor cloud that ignited. it sent 15,000 people to hospitals. financial problems at the college of marin could keep some students from receiving scholarships next year. the marin independent journal reports operations at the foundation are on hold, after the college's board resigned en masse in september. hundreds of thousands of dollars in financial aid and program funds could be affected as aud authorities look for the -- auditors look for the school's financial records. a and the president says he hopes the questions about the school's finances are addressed before it comes to awarding scholarships in the spring. a cigarette trax on the upcoming ballot. an initiative would put up the price another dollar a pack. it is not yet known who is behind the measure. a different tobacco tax last
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year, it failed by less than a percentage point last year after the possession industry poured millions of dollars into fighting it. the price of milk could double next year. and that's because the debate over the so-called fiscal cliff has diverted attention from a dairy subsidy bill. that bill is designed to keep dairy farmers in business because it gives the government the power to buy milk to boost the price when it drops too low. but a new bill needs to be passed by january 1. if it is not, that subsidy reverts to a 1949 rule that could hike the price of milk to $7.00 a gallon. it would also prices on other dairy products also. firefighters in berkeley and dozens of volunteers are preparing more than 800 bags of groceries for the elder lism the firefighters say the bags will be filled with chicken can fruit and vegetables and canned goods and they will deliver the bags to homes. the man who closed out the giants second world series win in three years took some time to visit troops and their families at traverse air force
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base. [ cheering ] >> sergio romo signed autographs and took pictures with fans yesterday. the giants closer says it was very humbling to meet the service men and women. >> you don't have to worry about anything. because they got it for us. and for me, it is a show of appreciation for what they do. >> some fans say they waited in line for four hours, just 0 spend a couple of minutes with romo. >> some parts of the sierra could get up to five new feet of snow this weekend. all of that snow is great news for skiers but led to accidents and backups. look at the live picture now along interstate 80. 6100 feet king vale. and traffic at a complete standstill. and a caltrans vehicle with a flashing light and it looks like it is blocking traffic. we will check in the newsroom to see if 80 right now is shut down or what is going on there along the interstate. people are getting out of their vehicles now, and it does not appear that they're putting on
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chains at that point. but again a caltrans vehicle there blocking traffic. westbound 80. kingvale. about a mile east of truckee. chains are require at that point. and of course for four wheel drive vehicles and snow tires. we're working on this one in the newsroom and making some calls to try to figure out if indeed interstate 80 is closed up to tahoe. yesterday, drivers were in a similar situation. the snow caught many by surprise causing them to pull over and chain up. there were whiteout conditions. it forced the highway to close for a short time yesterday. >> a lot of wrecks. a lot of traffic jams. hard to get anywhere right now. >> despite the high number of spinout, no serious injuries were reported. officers say the crashes are a reminder of the need to increase your following distance in these icy conditions.
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good morning to you. it sure is a soggy start out there. giving you a live look, san francisco and we've got plenty of clouds still overhead. i do see a little bit of sunshine. attempting to pull through the area. we've got dreary conditions through the morning hours. improving weather for the second half of the day. scattered showers will remain for your afternoon. take a look at storm tracker 2. the storm roars through the area. early this morning. bringing very gusty conditions, winds picked up to 30 miles an hour. at half moon bay and sfo and mount diablo, 50 miles an hour gusts. the winds have since relaxed and you can see the steady heavy rain is pushing out of the area moving into the central valley and into the sierra. if we get in closer, picking up a pretty good cell over the marina. if you are in this area, perhaps just on the south side of the golden gate, you are dealing with some light to moderate rain. and meanwhile, along the peninsula, just a few hit or miss showers. redwood city, over into palo alto, woodside, and some light rain for you, the south bay continuing, light to moderate
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rain. for your area. and santa claraa, san jose, highway 101, 880, the roads still very slick out there and haven't been able to dry out with the rain that moved through earlier this morning. into the east bay. livermore, light rain. fremont, but here again, it is that line. and we continue to see it shift. south and east. with each passing hour. and into the sierra, we have the winter storm warning that will continue through tomorrow night. and the snow levels ride about 5,000 feet and i-80 as well as highway 50. and it is a very hectic drive if you're getting up that way, you heard mike just say, they may have shut down the highway. will be checking on this for you. expect the winter storm conditions. meaning whiteout conditions. blowing snow. through tomorrow night. we will continue with the scattered showers here at home. if we come back, i will show you what is going on. it is 11:00 here, a line of rain pulling through, no the afternoon, so it is not finishing with the rain all together. but we will get a break. a bit of a lull for the second half of the day. best time to get outdoors and
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do holiday shopping. and if you have a holiday party this evening keep the umbrella handy because it is 9:00 and still dealing with scattered showers. tomorrow morning, we wake up and meet back here and light rain begins to fall. round three. in a series of three storms. and it is going to be raining all day. it takes until about 3:00. it clears the north bay. but it still over the central and south bay until about sunset. just about 5:00 tomorrow night. today, we are looking at the temperatures on the cool side this morning. upper 40s, low 50s. and for your afternoon, low to mid-50s. we're only going to warm anywhere from i don't know, 3-5 degrees over the entire course of the day. the extended forecast here, numbers not budging for tomorrow. on monday, we will get a breather, partly cloudy skies, and christmas eve, dry and more rain on the way for christmas day. back to you. >> well, a dentist claims he fired an employee because she was a threat to his marriage. the decision handed down by the iowa supreme court. and why that woman sued. we're seeing a little bit of sun in the east bay.
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early this morning the nonstop rain created dangerous driving conditions. we will tell you about the road closures and the accidents it caused. >> in the bay area. another live look outside, traffic on the sunol grade. traffic is still slick and that is the case among the bay area on this saturday morning. time now is 9:44. you're watching mornings on 2. martinellisince 1868. make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta.
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good morning to you. giving you a live look there at the bay area. it is a great start. a rainy start to the day. but the rain and the winds are lightening up at this hour. hit or miss showers in the forecast for the afternoon. >> and we do have live team coverage of the storm watch this morning. rose mary has been of course tracking that rain and the storm systems moving through. and ktvu ally rasmus is live in
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lafayette where one of the drivers, or one of the spots the drivers have had some problems with. alley? >> reporter: well, we're seeing a little bit of a break in the weather right now. there is sun in lafayette and blue skies overhead. earlier this morning the rain caused a lot of problems. this is the foray on-ramp to westbound 24. it was completely flooded earlier this morning because of a mud slide. you can see behind the orange cones where there is still some mud left out here in the road. although the ramp has been reopened. but at 8:00 this morning, this is what it looked like when we arrived. it was completely flooded. we saw caltrans crews trudging through knee deep water trying to unclog the storm drain. and the supervisor we talked to says the nonton heavy overnight road -- nonstop heavy overnight road caused mud, and weeds and debris to slide down the hill. >> the dead weeds act like a plat over the drains and it became completely flooded. chp shut it down. we got the call.
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>> reporter: now that ramp reopened, but the bad weather has caused a number of accidents on bay area highways this morning, too. on 580 eastbound, east of 150th around 7:00 this morning, a driver lost control of her vehicle, went up into the embankment. she did have some minor injuries and was taken to the hospital in an ambulance and paramedics put a cover over her, as they were wheeling her away just because the rain was still coming down pretty heavily. show said she blames the weather for the accident that she experienced. saying she just couldn't see and maintain control of her vehicle. now, on southbound 880, in oakland, this morning, a very similar story, a driver driving a box-type truck, flipped the truck on to its side. it happened on the broadway on- ramp. now, the driver was not hurt. the truck was not carrying any cargo. but he also said it was the wind and heavy rain that made him lose control of that vehicle. back out here live, here at this freeway on-ramp, you can see traffic moving just as it normally would. and now that caltrans has reopened it and got rid of some
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of the mud and the water that was blocking this roadway. live in lafayette, alley rasmus, ktvu, channel 2 news. >> thanks. we want to take you back to the sear are and show you a live picture -- we don't have it now but we have been monitoring the situation at interstate 80 in kingville. when we showed you a short time ago, that picture, we can see the road shut down to traffic and we were trying to figure out why. we heard there are spinouts and we heard there is a big rig that is blocking all lanes of traffic at the donner lake off- ramp. we're keeping an eye on that. chains as you know are required if you're headed up there for all vehicles. unless you have four wheel drive. with snow tires. and it looks like it is going to be a long slow drive. so if you are headed to the sierra, be prepared for it to take some time. and we have just learned that highway 128 in napa county has reopened after being shut down due to a mud slide. the slide happened near rag canyon road south of lake bariessa. all lanes of highway 128 in
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napa county are now back open. in egypt state tv is reporting that the country's vice president has resigned. the resignation comes as egypt holds its second and final phase of a national vote on a new constitution. the issue is dividing the country. supporters see a yes vote as a chance to restore normalcy to the company and opponents say the no vote preserves the country's tradition and keep president muhammad morsi and the muslim brotherhood from gaining a lock on power in the country. if the constitution is aproved it does not include the position of vice president. the pope pardoned the former butler who stole his documents and gave them to a journalist. paulo gabrielle was sentenced to jail and he says he leaked the pope's documents to expose evil and corruption in the vatican. the pope has forgiven him. the vatican says it would help him find a new job and a new home.
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the super yacht built by steve jobs has been impounded in amsterdam. because of a dispute over an unpaid bill to the yacht's designer, felipe stark. stark claims he still needs to be paid $3 million for his work on venus. venus will remain in amsterdam port, pending payment, by lawyers representing jobs' estate. the local analysts are watching closely to see who will run for john kerry's massachusetts senate seat if he is confirmed as secretary of state. president obama announced the nomination yesterday. analysts say former massachusetts senator scott brown who is a republican is likely to run. he lost his seat to democratic challenger elizabeth warren last month. and now there is no clear front- runner on the democrat side but analysts say several house representatives are expected to make a bid. >> iowa supreme court made a controversial decision in a case about a worker that was fired for a job she held for 10 years. melissa nelson sued for gender discrimination. after being fired for her job in a dentist office. she says she and the dentist
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had started texting each other about some personal matters and when the dentist's wife found out the wire demanded she be fired. the dentist did. saying nelson was a threat to his parage. the court says it was a valid reason to fire nelson. >> it isn't really fair to the employee. and also it isn't the standard. it isn't the question whether the employee deserved it. it is what the employee's motivation, whether it is wrong but it potentially opens up some problems. >> the fired worker says she never flirted with or wanted an intimate or sexual relationship with the dentist. an army soldier is home for the holidays after a surprise reunion with his family at the airport. army specialist brian prissell and he starts running, in portland, late thursday night when he was reunited with his wife. she had come to the airport because she thought she was picking up another relative. he has been deployed for seven months and took him three days to get home from afghanistan. >> once we got stateside, it just went crazy.
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i was sprinting across airports because flights were late and they were telling me i wasn't going to make it and jumping over railings and there was nothing that was going to keep me from my wife today. nothing. >> not his wife. or his 1-year-old daughter. he gets to spend some time with her now. and he hasn't seen her since she was three months old. >> couldn't ask for more perfect timing. >> that is great. a very merry christmas for lottery winners all across spain. how many people, won the annual el gordo contest and the big prize they will be sharing. card hassles?
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well, spain's famous el gordo lottery created a dozen big winners and we want to show you video of this morning's drawing which was awarded to people in 15 towns and cities with prizes of more than a half million dollars each. thousands of other ticket holders will claim smaller prizes. spain's christmas time lottery is marking its 00th -- 200th
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anniversary this year. two national store chains are featuring around the clock shopping events this holiday season. macy's started a 48-hour sale yesterday morning. macy's stores will stay open continuously today and tomorrow. closing at midnight tomorrow night. most macy's stores will reopen at 7:00 a.m. on christmas eve and stay open until 6:00 p.m. and toys r us is holding a real shopping marathon. by the time stores close at 10:00 p.m. on christmas even they will have been open for 88 hours straight. the store says it wants to help people who can't get everything done until the very last minute. well the storms that are passing through the bay area are hitting as the last-minute christmas shoppers are trying to get everything wrapped up. but the rain and wind doesn't stop people from heading to outdoor malls. that's what you got the umbrella for, right? and the cold made some sporting good items including parkas and gloves look even more inviting. one more store manager says people who put off shopping until the last few days didn't
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seem discouraged by the weather. >> the bad weather did keep them home, but they're here. they're shopping. the parking lots are full. the restaurants are full. >> retailers were hoping for stronger sales because they had five weekends between thanksgiving and christmas and consumer confidence has increased. 9:57. let's check in once again with rose mary. what is happening? are we all dried up but not quite? >> not quite. good morning to you. a lot of moisture still in the air. with another storm coming for sunday. we are watching this storm continue to pass out of our area. scattered showers will remain. and we're seeing those scattered showers with steady rain only reported in and around san jose. and you can see, into the east bay, berkeley, oakland, scattered showers for you. heading around san francisco, a few scattered showers here. and as we get into again san jose, sunnyvale, and you're dealing with the light rain and that will continue for the next hour or so. and then you will also taper to those scattered showers, and scattered showers over pleasanton as well as livermore and just a light rain. your extended forecast here,
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showers for the afternoon. you will be able to get outdoors and do that shopping. by tomorrow morning, though, round three moves in. it looks just as bad as we have seen to this morning. and yesterday, and each the possibility of a wind -- even the possibility of a wind advisory. dry on christmas eve. christmas day will be wet again. >> all right. thank you, rose mary. >> thank you. and that's our report for this morning. thanks for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. >> be sure to join us for the next newscast at 6:00. have a great saturday, everyone. 

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